Carl Lewis Quotes

- Notable Carl Lewis Quotes Index -

Born: July 1, 1961, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Birth Country: USA
Occupation: Olympic athlete

1.
Amateurism is the strongest form of discrimination in sports. Because it discriminates against the underprivileged, it discriminates against the poor. If we want sports to go back to the wealthy, let's make it amateur again.
- Carl Lewis

2.
I always separated sports and my personal life.
- Carl Lewis

3.
I don't feel I'm qualified to be a coach outside the high school level. I think I would need to do more education to really be a good coach.
- Carl Lewis

4.
I tell you, it was kind of two-fold. I fortunately had a lot of support. My coach was amazing - he told me to focus on being prepared and that is what I did. Every athlete is nervous - any athlete who tells you they're not nervous isn't telling you the truth. I was as prepared as I could be.
- Carl Lewis

5.
I'm not supposed to be able to speak clearly, and decipher what's going on in the media. I'm supposed to be the typical amateur who's 22 and scared to death and can't believe he won the Olympics.
- Carl Lewis

6.
Life is about timing.
- Carl Lewis

7.
People have a moral standard about what they will do and will not do. At the end of the day someone who cheats has a lower moral standard than someone who does not. And they will cheat in other areas of life as well.
- Carl Lewis

8.
The best kids are going to become the best. But the best thing about it is that you're going to learn lessons in playing those sports about winning and losing and teamwork and teammates and arguments and everything else that are going to affect you positively for the rest of your life.
- Carl Lewis

9.
The trials on the road to world harmony are no greater than the courage of those who accept the challenge.
- Carl Lewis

10.
There is no correlation between a childhood success and a professional athlete.
- Carl Lewis

11.
To this day, most people think of me as the fastest human. They don't really think me as a long jumper, although that's the event I had more success in.
- Carl Lewis

12.
We cannot rest until we make sure that our families can afford to live and raise their kids here, that our seniors can remain in their homes and afford their health and pharmaceutical costs.
- Carl Lewis

13.
Why do we have 47 million people without health care? Because America has become about 'me'. What's happened to 'we' as a people? I believe in that and that resonates to most people.
- Carl Lewis

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